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Storm C joins Brazilian national team

Associated Press - June 1, 2008 2:25 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Storm reports forward Kelly Santos has joined the Brazilian national team in Spain in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament for women at Madrid gets under way on June 9 and the 6-foot-3 Santos is not expected to return to the Storm until June 16.

After joining the Brazilian national team in 1997, Santos earned a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic games and also competed in the 2004 Olympics.

Santos has averaged 1.2 points in five games with the Storm during the 2008 WNBA season.

She was originally picked in the fourth round of the 2001 WNBA draft by the Detroit Shock,

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